Mitt..Please! pick Florida's dynamic duo of senator Marco Rubio as your VP now!!!. Congressman Allen West as your Secretary of Defense, and bring back Conde Rice as your Secretary of State. You can't loose w/this triumvirate.
Yes Rubio speaks well like all slick Politicians do. Rubio is a 1st Term Senator, Just like Obama, and all of suddenly Like Scott Brown he is a Star, a god among men. He is praised, and people like to tout how hot his wife is. sounds familiar to Scott Brown and his daughter, especially the one on American Idol.
IT is amazing to me how people put POLITICIANS on Pedestals, and they say they don't listen to the Media and What they have to say but they do, and they are influenced.
Marco Rubio, was caught taking Illegal Campaign contributions and had to pay it back.
Marco Rubio stated that using the Credit Card was bad and he shouldn't have done it.
Marco Rubio Gutted 31 Immigration Bills in Florida.
Marco Rubio is working a Dream Act right now in the Senate, although a bill has not come forward, he wanted it ready to be passed by the fall. Cuban Illegals, and Mexican Illegals are very mad at him for not getting it done sooner.
I don't care if his wife is good looking. I don't care that he comes from Cuba, I dont' care that he is hispanic and he has nice hair. I am tired of hearing WE MUST WIN THE HISPANIC VOTE -
I care if he loves my country and the Constitution. Now by the way he speaks okay yes he does. Then why does he vote against it?
why did he vote for the Patriot Act, CISPA, NDAA, and Why hasn't he done anything to hold Obama accountable for his crimes, and we know he has committed many.
You see it is called Research, and the Biggest Strike against Rubio is the FACT that NEITHER OF HIS PARENTS WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS BEFORE HE WAS BORN !!
NATURAL BORN STATUS WAS PUT IN THE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES. THE 14TH AMENDMENT DOES NOT COVER THE NATURAL BORN STATUS. THE 14TH AMENDMENT WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR ANCHOR BABIES, IT WAS NOT WRITTEN SO ANYONE WHO COMES HERE GETS TO BE A CITIZEN IF THEY HAVE A BABY HERE. I MEAN WOULD PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCESS CATHERINE'S BABY BE A US CITIZEN IF SHE WAS PREGNANT AND HAPPENED TO HAVE IT HERE? OR WOULD THAT BABY BE THE NEXT IN LINE TO THE THRONE OF ENGLAND. THE 14TH AMENDMENT WAS WRITTEN FOR BLACKS, TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD THEY WERE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. THAT IS NATURALIZED CITIZEN NOT NATURAL BORN.
YOU SEE people are truly influenced with a great speech, or slick hair, a hot wife and what the media says. People really don't research like they say they do.
I will not vote for Mitt Romney if Rubio is on that ticket. But I will spend lots of time yelling I told you so. Marco Rubio is NOT QUALIFIED TO BE VP AND IT TAKES OBAMA'S QUALIFICATIONS OFF THE TABLE and if you vote for RUBIO you never really loved this country and what it stood for.
check his votes in Florida, do the digging it is all available. Not hard to find out. I did.
Thank you right scoop. Watching Marco Rubio speak in this vein is like seeing the strong beam of guiding light from a lighthouse shining upon the storm tossed waves in these turbulent times. His focus on the real issues confronting all of us today are so encouraging and inspiring.
Like a golden glove kid, with a pretty good right, who's moved up to pro, Rubio "telegraphed" his punch and got caught with a blind side left delivered by the black guy.
Latin fighters just can't stand up to natural born American black fighters. We see that all the time.
Impressive man and great speaker. He WILL be president of the United States one day and he IS another Ronald Reagan. Count on it. My favorite part was at about 11:40. Spot on. My favorite line was, "There is no reason why the 21st century can't be an American century as well." We will have to do our bit by getting Romney elected in November. Then maybe, just maybe, at least we'll be on the right path to making this our century again.
You can bet that if there is the slightest hint concerning Marco Rubio's birth certificate being quesioned, the left and the mainstream media will come after him like a pack of crazed dogs. They will make the birthers look like shy kindergarten kids.
Rubio is a very nice representative of the conservative movement. He's a smart man and a natural talent when it comes to public speaking. He is destined to do great things including being Governor of Florida.
Right now, I think he needs to stay in the Senate because we need him there. He does not need to waste his time being a VP for Romney. It is much more important for him to be in the Senate where he can make a positive difference.
Sorry, I simply do not agree, that "without faith we have no freedom". I don't believe that for an instant.
I do not believe in God and never will. I have every right to not believe in God.
The sooner we have a separation of faith and state, the sooner we can get serious about liberty and freedom for ALL, which includes those that do not live their lives guided by faith.
Just curious where natural rights come from to someone who doesn't believe in God or a creator.
I think everyone should enjoy the freedom of religion and worship - or not - but I happen to appreciate public servants of strong faith and moral character who actually bring some honor to their decision making. fwiw
Wow. I have been a bit frustrated with some of Sen. Rubio's statements of late. I've really not been in his camp for the Veep role. When I saw this video here, I was doubtful but Scoop's enthusiastic review made me decide to give it a listen, never dreaming I'd sit here for >20 minutes. But it flew by & I'm so glad I did!
This speech was inspiring and challenging and truly just a breath of fresh air! Beautifully written and presented, Sen. Rubio has completely impressed me. I am very encouraged.
This weekend was certainly an uplifting one for Conservative politics, between all the awesome Right Online presenters and now this! Almost makes me want to just sit and bask in the glow of hope, which I have been short on for awhile. BUT - we have work to do!
Looks like Romney has a tough decision when he gets to Tampa. I was leaning toward the idea that he was picking Portman, as VP, to garner Ohio, but now with this immigration thing, he may be leaning back toward Rubio to help him here in Florida and other states that have large Latino populations (Colorado, Nevada, etc). Tough call for any middle-of-the-roader, no matter who you are.
Duncan Hunter might be an interesting choice from Colorado. And, there's no doubt about his eligibility!
Thanks for the correction! Sorry about that. I always thought he was from CO. better get my eyes checked.
Hunter is actually from So. California. One of a few very good men from that state. I think he's the only one who has attempted to do anything at all about the Central Valley water shut-off. I like him.
Something on RedState about Marco Rubio that really concerned me: " Likewise, Marco Rubio helped round up votes to get Mari Carmen Aponte confirmed as ambassador to El Salvador. Ms. Aponte dated a Cuban spy for 20 years, was a director of La Raza, and she has incensed Catholics in El Salvador with her political activism in support of gay rights." LaRaza, ya gotta be kiddin' us, Rubio!!!
I actually think he'll make a bigger impact in Congress than as a VP anyway, so we'll see what happens down the road. I agree with you on the yawners, but I believe Romney wants a yawner by his side. Go fiqure.
Yes, I read the in-depth discussion about "Natural Born" Citizens. As a big-picture kind of person, it's hard to get mired down in the details, but I'm glad that someone with more patience and knowledge than me can break it down. It sounds like Rubio is not eligible based on the timing of his parents' citizenship, which really is a bummer. I may not agree with him on everything, but I do think he could be a force to be reckoned with on the Conservative side of the political line. Regardless, after reading all the comments back & forth, I agreed with Scoop - I was tired. ;)
Edit: Thx for the article. They all make me yawn.
Heh, I love your response about eligibilty. I see why Scoop last night said he was 'tired'. It was hashed out all over the place till the late hours. I think some of the founding fathers even joined in. lol
As to VP choice, I'm not familiar enough with Duncan Hunter. I've always thought that Romney would go with Rubio (for the Latino vote), but then he desperately needs Ohio (Portman). Other possibilities are Christie, Daniels, or McDonnell. You never know which way he's going.
Unfortunately, I don't think I will ever find another link on the web that even mentions Marco Rubio without the birthers jumping around.
unfortunate that those who wish people to follow the constitution and be a natural born citizen meaning two parents of citizenship when one is born are called "birthers."
Perhaps, then instead of incorrectly using the Case Law practice of citing precedents to "interpret" original intent, a practice that was started at Harvard law school when it was run by progressive thinkers, you should try working with source materials and laws passed at, or immediately after the time of the document in question.
As a practical matter, the natural born requirement will *never* mean anything unless Obama is deemed, by some agency, through a process that holds up, to be an illegitimate office holder.
Until, and unless that happens, "natural born" has been mooted from it's original meaning. Doesn't matter what rulings you bring up, doesn't matter what states manage to pass their own ballot requirements on it (exception below). I don't see anyone in our lifetime *ever* ruling against "The First Black President" on those grounds. (Never mind the faultiness of that specious category.)
It ain't gonna happen. It certainly won't happen under a Romney administration. In fact, the situation might get worse under Romney. (Maybe "Arnold" will run in 2020.)
The only ways of getting "natural born" back to its original meaning in our lifetime is via the amendment process, or via major upheaval. The kind Obama and his Cloward-Piven cronies have been trying to make happen, and *we* are trying to prevent. Also, a longer, safer timeframe method to do it (40-75 years) is by a significant majority of states being able to enforce ballot initiatives. We should get started on that now. But I don't see any help coming from the Supreme Court on this issue. (They can strike down or uphold ballot initiatives without ever having to deal with "natural born.")
(A total outside chance for faster implementation would be if some explicit ruling manages to "grandfather" Obama in, and protect him from further scrutiny on the issue, while preventing further abuse. I don't see that happening anytime soon, either.)
It's a puppet show. They tell you that the Russians are sending weapons to Syria, and those weapons are killing people. What they don't tell you is the Russian weaponry was financed by American money and sweat through the World Bank, and Fed. The list is long. Stop watching the show and look behind the curtain: The Creature from Jekyll Island. Nice speech, but he knows he's not tell you everything.
RS....Rubio is not "the next Ronald Regan".......with his "Dream Act 2", and his love for the Bushes, he might not even retain his Senate seat.
Whether you want to believe it or not, the Founders did define "natural born Citizen" in the Constitution.
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President.
Who was a "natural born Citizen" at the adoption of the Constitution?
If as Judge Jay related, "natural born Citizen" was to be a strong check to ensure that persons eligible for the office of the President owed sole allegiance to the United States, then no one would become a "natural born citizen" until the Citizens who swore allegiance to the US Constitution had raised children born on American soil to attain the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
The Founders provided for the time required to raise children who would be "natural born Citizens" eligible for the office of the President once they attained the age of thirty five, by allowing in the interim for those who had sworn allegiance at the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, to be eligible for the office of Presidents, as "Citizens of the United States.
The provision to allow a "Citizen of the United States" to be eligible for the office of the President expired when the last person who swore allegiance at the time of the adoption of the Constitution died.
So today, persons eligible to the office of the President shall be a "natural born Citizen", born under the same circumstances as the first generation "natural born Citizens" were born, to two parents who were Citizens of the United States at the time of the child's birth. Such persons have attained the age of thirty five and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
The mark of a true birther is that individual who insists by any means and convolutions that the mere fact that Obama was born in Hawaii makes him a natural born citizen. To be a natural born citizen no construct or law must be passed to make it so and yet we see all of these semantics about having only one parent be a citizen or case upon case that has nothing to do with Obama continue to be pressed by either side. All citizens enjoy all the rights afforded by the Constitution with the exception of being able to be president or vice president:that requires a higher standard of being natural born and is an exception.
Forty-two out of forty-four president were either natural born or grandfathered in because there was no United States when they were born. Chester Arthur was never elected and gained office because Garfield was assasinated. He hid the truth about his eligibility, much like obama, and burnt his records so the truth would never be known. The republicans dropped him from being considered for a term on his own and a democrat, Grover Cleveland was elected.
Obama is the first president to ignore the natural born clause. He has spent almost 2 million dollars trying to keep his name on the ballot by getting the case thrown out, getting the judge to agree we the people have no standing in the issue, by not showing up and getting the judge to rule in his favor in absentia. He has mocked the evidence and not shown one compelling bit of evidence on his own to prove he is a natural born citizen as defined by article 2 using ad hominem attacks as a defense instead.
It's time to end this and Marco Rubio is in a similar position. I hope and pray that Mitt Romney will go elsewhere to pick his vp:two wrongs don't make a right. It would be even better if Rubio, himself, srood before the convention floor upon nomination and said he was not eligible. This would put the NBC status of Obama in the spotlight and finally the media could no longer ignore the fact that Obama is ineligible.
Thanks for posting Scoop. I hope we just learn that speeches aren't enough. We shall see, if he is the VP pick. I don't think it will matter if he's natural born or not, because it's the establishment that decides who gets to be in or not anyway in the GOP.
We are not called to be "ambassadors of our faith" we are called to be Ambassadors for Christ.
In the parable of the talents, the stewards were given 1, 2, and 5 talents. Sparky here says he wrote about this parable in his book (or somebody did for him) then he says they were given 1, 2, or 3 talents. (It was probably a Mormon who wrote his speech, they’re not known for reading the real book very often, so it was an understandable oversight.
He's reading this speech. This is obviously one of the most important speeches he will give because of the timing and the fact that Romney needs the 'faith community' in the worst way and wants to talk about his faith in the ‘least way’, so I’m not surprised Rubio put so much effort into it, but it is scripted.
The camera pulled back early on because you could see the motion of his eyes so clearly. The screens must be at a distance outside the wide camera shot, but his focal distance matched the crowd distance that he did a good job of engaging individual audience members between engaging the reading screen. At least it wasn’t as bad as watching Obama’s teleprompter bobble head.
The Mitt-job is going to try so hard this year to grasp the ring, but I’m not really interested in listening to pandering to the faith community from Rubio.
Listening to Romney try to talk about faith to Christians will turn my stomach in absolute knots with embarrassment for him. At least Beck has been attempting to mainstream Mormonism since the last election, so his job will be somewhat easier.
One of Americas fearless patriots,
Senator "Tea Party" Rubio,
We'll see you at the rally happening at a voting booth near you November.6th.2012, and don't forget to bring the family and friends for a histirical vote turnout and remember quanity counts for extra bonus points in committee;... don't chu know?...LOL (:
Tea Party Patriot
X'ed RINO / Socialist Senator Arlen Spector was on CSPAN-2 early this morning, 6-17-2012 Washington Journel Program, speaking to the Tea Party movement, if you have a minute listen to this jerk while passing gas, at least you'll get soom relief, warning! just in case of sickening bilge keep the bedpan handy.
Boy oh Boy !!
He is great - What an inspiration he would be to young AMERICANS
I would love to see a VP debate with
Sen. Rubio VS Joe Plugs (Joe better bring a change of pants)
I have lived in Florida since 2008. I enthusiastically supported Marco during the 2010 election cycle until I learned that while Speaker of the House, he supported a Florida cap and trade law when he was speaker, supported socializing property insurance in Florida while speaker, supported medical care paid by taxpayers to illegals children to mention just a few. In addition, he did not join the senate tea party collation, he is pro-amnesty and he heartily endorsed RINO Romney. (How can any true conservative endorse RINO Romney?)
While I voted for Marco and am thrilled that he soundly defeated Christ in 2010, I will remain **VERY** skeptical about him until he demonstrates a solid, consistent and sound voting record and ACTION that’s in alignment with core tea party and conservative principles instead of just talking the talk.
(Also, keep in mind that Rubio is a career politician and has little, if any direct experience in the PRIVATE sector who has distanced himself from the tea party).
**Post note regarding Marco’s support of FL cap and trade**: Marco voted for and championed a “green” energy bill for the state of Florida: Florida House Bill 7135 the 2008 Energy and Economic Development Legislation. Among other deplorable “green” initiatives, HB 7135 requires “major” emitters to report emissions through the Florida Climate Registry and calls for the development of a cap-and-trade system to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the state of Florida. While campaigning for the senate, Marco said during a town hall meeting that he does not support any form of cap and trade or emission mandates. How can that be true if he not only voted for, but “championed” HB 7135 as the FL speaker of the house?
He's an amnesty shill, so he's no better than Obama or Shamnesty. He can kiss me between the back pockets.
He's an amnesty shill. What more do you want me to say? Because he's a RINO Republican, it makes it better when he says it, than when Obama does? I am not in favor of amnesty or any second chances for anyone caught in this country, illegally. I think they should be imprisoned, along with anyone that harbors them, in any way, shape or form. Rubio favors pretty much what Obama does, and that shows he's not a Conservative, at all.
Rubio is bad on amnesty. He's let his Spanish surname trump being an American. Also, he nevers admits that he can't be president because he does not have natural born status. His parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth.
Yes, it's like Obama fans loved him because he sounded good in his speeches. Rubio makes some great speeches....he's still not eligible to hold the office of VP because he's not eligible to be president, just like o isn't. Rubio needs to come clean on this issue.
I fear Rubio is not what many conservatives seem to believe he is.
Sure, he speaks well, looks good, intelligent and all the rest. His record has some rough spots, tho.